Fierce Markets Name Rise Telecomm Service Provider of Year – Fierce Wireless

With roughly 200,000 customers, Rise Broadband is the nation’s largest provider of fixed wireless services. As such, the company highlights two critical trends in the telecommunications industry: the growing momentum behind fixed wireless technology, and the role that technology can play in crossing the digital divide.

As it works to build out fixed wireless services in rural areas, Rise Broadband is on the front lines of proving out the fixed wireless business model, and is a great example of how wireless technology can help connect more Americans to the internet.

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Editor’s Corner—The economics of fixed wireless, from LTE to 5G, and what it means – Fierce Wireless

Fixed wireless services have been around for years. As wireless technologies have improved (think 2G to 4G), so have the speeds. Rise Broadband offers an even clearer look at the economics of LTE-powered fixed wireless services. Specifically, the company’s co-founder and chief development officer, Jeff Kohler, said recently that fixed deployments typically cost a fifth to a tenth what it would cost to build a comparable wired service.

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